Fawad Alam scored his fifth Test century on Day 3 of the 2nd Test vs the West Indies.© AFP
West Indian all-rounder Jason Holder said Pakistani mid-order batsman Fawad Alam showed the hosts how a batsman can “apply” himself to a tricky wicket at Sabina Park in the on-going second Test. Fawad hit a brilliant hundred before Shaheen Shah Afridi picked two wickets to put visitors in the driver’s seat in the second Test against the West Indies on Sunday. Fawad stroked his fifth career century, fourth since his comeback 12 months ago as Pakistan struggled back in the Sabina Park Test marred by rain that lost all of the second day’s game and over the first session’s game on the third day as a result. from wet soil.
“I think it’s a new ball wicket. If you can pass the new ball with little damage, it’s a very good course to serve,” Holder said after the day’s game.
“Fawad showed us clearly how to apply ourselves. He was very, very patient. In situations like this, it gets quite difficult for batters to win a day, and the new ball will definitely count in these kinds of circumstances,” he said. he added. .
The West Indian all-rounder expects the field to be level when the hosts come to bat on Monday.
“I expect that on Day 4, when the sun comes out and everything is pretty much even, the field will level out and settle down,” Holder said.
On day three of the second Test, Fawad braved the West Indian bowlers to take his fifth Test hundred before left-arm sailor Shaheen Shah Afridi took a few wickets to rock the hosts’ highest order.
Pakistan converted their overnight 212-4 to 302-9, before declaring 35 minutes after tea on Sunday.
Left-handed Fawad hit an unbeaten 124 and resumed his innings at 76 after retiring from heat exhaustion 20 minutes after tea on Day 1.
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